Taste is fake. All music is bad to someone. Marry someone who listens to a lot of X Japan and make them listen to your Linkin Park collection after they make you see La Dispute with them

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Please make sure to always report posts or accounts if you notice something bad, so that admins can have a loot at it, otherwise we can only base decisions off what we see, which may not be the same as what you see.

it might be november but halloween is forever

I don't know if I have a thesis here, really. Software, "the culture," etc... Are not more important than other people. All social media has a tendency to mask the fact that nearly every "rando" is in fact a person, just asking for your respect and consideration. If someone approaches you in good faith, you should respond in kind.

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Mastodon dot social, for example, represents possibly the worst of the entire network and yet it lingers in the federation of most servers. It's basically Twitter. And in case that seemed like a compliment, it wasn't.

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So I think the software actively discouraging people from using or creating features like local-only posts, allowlists, instance blocks, and defederation, is pretty sinister. Folks say you should curate your own experience but Mastodon itself tries to keep you from doing it

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I've done a lot to make this specific corner of Fedi feel a lot better but I don't necessarily think it's unfair for someone to say they don't have the mental energy or the time to do the same

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The design of mastodon's software specifically encourages the exact kind of stuff that keeps this place from truly becoming better than the corporate alternatives

Hey y'all, I'm not gonna migrate accounts, but I am probably gonna start using puppy.cafe/@shooshy as my main, so you may have gotten a follow request from there
I'll probably just be using this account for moderation duties on tech.lgbt mainly, from now on :ms_smile_hearts:

england is a scam invented to justify bad cooking

cool PSA!! if you're having trouble with content warnings outside of flashing lights and such, think.... when you got the DiRT:

Disturbing: is the content disturbing, upsetting, or otherwise disquieting to the viewer?

Raunchy - is the content sexual or suggestive, or does it depict sexual body parts?

Touchy - is the content about a controversial or personal subject, such as politics or mental health?

...think twice! tag once! and always listen to your folks when they think a CW is needed

The big thing in the Malagasy corner of social media these last few days is when an electronics store tried to demonstrate an “unbreakable” TV screen by swinging a hammer into one on national live TV.

You can guess how well THAT went.

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LGBTQIA+ Tech Mastodon

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This Mastodon instance is for tech workers, academics, students, and others interested in tech who are LGBTQIA+ or Allies.

We have a code of conduct that we adhere to. We try to be proactive in handling moderation, and respond to reports.

Abridged Code of Conduct

Discrimination & Bigotry Won’t Be Tolerated.

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